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Natural Awakenings Chicago

Professional Cuddling Comes of Age

Jul 26, 2016 06:23PM

Brian Peterson

Lake Forest resident Brian Peterson is a certified professional cuddlist and is offering his services throughout the Chicagoland area. Professional cuddling is a new form of coaching and communication designed to help people improve their emotional and physical health through non-sexual human touch and communication. Some people feel that something is missing in their lives and experience sadness, emptiness and even depression, due in part to being alone or disconnected from others.

      Peterson is a massage therapist and yoga practitioner who has been trained by the staff at Cuddlist ( in techniques and a code of professional conduct. While cuddling sessions involve non-sexual touch wearing comfortable clothing, each session is customized to the client’s needs and could include conversation, reading, music or quiet introspection.

      Personal boundaries and confidentiality are respected at all times. Peterson says that cuddling helps people to relax, reduces stress and anxiety, nourishes their soul and may help them to get in touch with their higher selves.

For appointments, call 847-234-1716 or email [email protected]. For more information, visit See ad on page 23.